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Information about Zenit rocket
« on: 06/17/2011 08:34 AM »



 



Delivery Date



Launch Date


Rocket
Configuration


Rocket
Variation

Factory
Serial
Number
Rocket
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Serial
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Rocket
Serial
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1.13‑04‑1985Zenit‑2OKS1L45086101  
2.21‑06‑1985Zenit‑2OKS2L  
3.22‑10‑1985Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1697  
4.28‑12‑1985Zenit‑2OKS5LKosmos-1714  
5.30‑07‑1986Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1767  
6.22‑10‑1986Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1786  
7.14‑02‑1987Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1820  
8.18‑03‑1987Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1833  
9.13‑05‑1987Zenit‑2OKSKosmos-1844  
10.01‑08‑1987Zenit‑211LKosmos-1871  
11.28‑08‑1987Zenit‑210LKosmos-1873  
12.15‑05‑1988Zenit‑2Kosmos-1943  
13.23‑11‑1988Zenit‑2Kosmos-1980  
14.22‑05‑1990Zenit‑2Kosmos-2082  
15.04‑10‑1990Zenit‑215L  
16.30‑08‑1991Zenit‑216L  
17.05‑02‑1992Zenit‑217L  
18.17‑11‑1992Zenit‑2Kosmos-2219  
19.25‑12‑1992Zenit‑2Kosmos-2227  
20.26‑03‑1993Zenit‑2Kosmos-2237  
21.16‑09‑1993Zenit‑2Kosmos-2263  
22.23‑04‑1994Zenit‑2Kosmos-2278  
23.26‑08‑1994Zenit‑2Kosmos-2290  
24.04‑11‑1994Zenit‑2Resurs‑O1  
25.24‑11‑1994Zenit‑2Kosmos-2297  
26.31‑10‑1995Zenit‑2Kosmos-2322  
27.04‑09‑1996Zenit‑2Kosmos-2333  
28.20‑05‑1997Zenit‑2  
29.10‑07‑1998Zenit‑2 Resurs‑O1  
30.28‑07‑1998Zenit‑2Kosmos-2360  
31.06‑08‑199809‑09‑1998Zenit‑211K77.0522L67047801Globalstar  
 19‑09‑1998Zenit‑211K77.0521LGlobalstar  
 Zenit‑211K77.05Globalstar  
32.28‑03‑1999Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL1DEMOSAT  
33.21‑03‑199917‑07‑1999Zenit‑217LOkean‑O  
34.10‑10‑1999Sea LaunchZenit‑2SDIRECTV‑1R  
35.03‑02‑2000Zenit‑21‑9445025801Kosmos-2369  
36.12‑03‑2000Sea LaunchZenit‑2SICO‑F1  
37.28‑07‑2000Sea LaunchZenit‑2SPAS‑9  
38.29‑09‑2000Zenit‑2Kosmos-2372  
39.21‑10‑2000Sea LaunchZenit‑2SThuraya‑D1  
40.18‑03‑2001Sea LaunchZenit‑2SXM‑2  
41.08‑05‑2001Sea LaunchZenit‑2SXM‑1  
42.10‑12‑2001Zenit‑219LMeteor‑3M  
43.15‑06‑2002Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL8Galaxy‑3C  
44.10‑06‑2003Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL16Thuraya‑D2  
45.08‑08‑2003Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL10Echostar‑9 / TELSTAR‑13  
46.01‑10‑2003Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL13Galaxy‑13 / Horizons‑1  
47.11‑01‑2004Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL12TELSTAR‑14 / Estrela‑do‑Sul‑1  
48.04‑05‑2004Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL14DIRECTV‑7S  
49.10‑06‑2004Zenit‑21‑95Kosmos-2406  
50.29‑06‑2004Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL11TELSTAR‑18  
51.01‑03‑2005Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL17XM‑3  
52.26‑04‑2005Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL18Spaceway‑1  
53.23‑06‑2005Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL4INTELSAT‑Americas‑8  
54.08‑11‑2005Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL19INMARSAT‑4F2  
55.15‑02‑2006Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL15Echostar‑10RD‑171M 140[photo]
56.12‑04‑2006Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL21JCSAT‑9RD‑171M 
57.18‑06‑2006Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL20Galaxy‑16  
58.22‑08‑2006Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL23KORESAT‑5  
59.30‑10‑2006Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL22XM‑4  
60.30‑01‑2007Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL24New‑Skies‑8RD‑171M 144 
61.25‑09‑200629‑06‑2007Zenit‑2Zenit‑2M1‑200570141301Kosmos-2428RD‑171M 
62.15‑01‑2008Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL25Thuraya‑D3  
63.19‑03‑2008Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL26DIRECTV‑11  
64.26‑10‑200728‑04‑2008Land LaunchZenit‑2SB601L70151404Amos‑3RD‑171M 148[photo] [photo]
65.21‑05‑2008Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL27Galaxy‑18RD‑171M 
66.16‑07‑2008Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL28Echostar‑11RD‑171M 
67.24‑09‑2008Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL29Galaxy‑19RD‑171M 
68.28‑07‑200826‑02‑2009Land LaunchZenit‑2SB602LTelstar‑11NRD‑171M 
69.20‑04‑2009Sea LaunchZenit‑2SSL30SICRAL‑1BRD‑171M 154[photo]
70.21‑06‑2009Land LaunchZenit‑2SB603LMEASAT‑3ARD‑171M 155 
71.18‑10‑200930‑11‑2009Land LaunchZenit‑2SB604LINTELSAT‑15RD‑171M 156 
72.16‑01‑200920‑01‑2011Zenit‑3FZenit‑2SB801‑2007/1Elektro‑LRD‑171M 153 

http://www.tvroscosmos.ru/frm/video/start87.php
http://www.tvroscosmos.ru/frm/video/start60.php
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/numbers/182-183/19.shtml
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3898
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7517
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10420&start=195
http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=3812
http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=5194
http://www.interfax.ru/society/news.asp?id=105926
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #1 on: 06/17/2011 01:43 PM »
 I sure hope all of these lists are finding their way into an Excel spreadsheet.


I should ask why this is in the Russian rocket forum, since its a Ukrainian product.
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #2 on: 06/17/2011 04:18 PM »
I sure hope all of these lists are finding their way into an Excel spreadsheet.


I should ask why this is in the Russian rocket forum, since its a Ukrainian product.


 Sea Launch also under Commercial Space Flight General section… Almost posted in Other Launchers (Indian etc.) but all the Baikonur Zenit are covered under this section?
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #3 on: 06/18/2011 09:48 AM »
NEWS FROM MOSCOW
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No. 17, May 11-18, 1997                                 
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #4 on: 06/18/2011 09:58 AM »
Development of RD-8 Engine Shutdown at Full propellant depletion from tanks of Zenit-3SL LV Second Stage

http://propulsion2002.aaaf.asso.fr/papers.html

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #5 on: 06/20/2011 03:30 AM »
Development of RD-8 Engine Shutdown at Full propellant depletion from tanks of Zenit-3SL LV Second Stage

http://propulsion2002.aaaf.asso.fr/papers.html

Interesting...wonder if they have anything on the RD-120, few versions of this engine out there.
 
 
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #6 on: 06/20/2011 08:21 AM »
Development of RD-8 Engine Shutdown at Full propellant depletion from tanks of Zenit-3SL LV Second Stage

http://propulsion2002.aaaf.asso.fr/papers.html

Call me suspicious if you like, but I have always wondered about the veracity of the RD-8 designator for the Zenit second stage verniers.

Originally no designator was applied to this propulsion system but I was aware that the engines designed by the Yuzhnoye bureau had been given RD-800 designators.   Therefore, in an article that the British Interplanetary Society published on Spaceflight around 1989 or so I showed the designator as "RD-8??" meaning that there were two unknown digits.   Soon afterwards I saw the designator appear in other sources as "RD-8?" (without a source being given) and then it became "RD-8".

So, I have always has a suspicion that the RD-8 desgnator has been adopted as some sort of convenience rather than being the originally intended one.
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #7 on: 07/18/2011 08:44 PM »
Zenit-2SB80 rocket for Spektr-R satellite had serial numbers 70181401 and SLB80.3, and RD-171M engines with serial number A159.
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #8 on: 07/19/2011 09:06 PM »
Zenit-2SB80 rocket for Spektr-R satellite had serial numbers 70181401 and SLB80.3, and RD-171M engines with serial number A159.

Andrey, thank you!

 Why SLB80.3… number 2 for Fobos-Grunt?

And thank you for the pictures too.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15589.msg778423#msg778423

 And that last picture does little to clarify what to call the rocket, it is both a 3F and a 3SLBF!

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #9 on: 07/19/2011 09:22 PM »
So, how exactly did the Spektr-R get a Zenit when the official story was that the Zenit was to be used for the Intelsat launch? Where did the extra Zenit come from?

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« Reply #10 on: 07/20/2011 07:08 AM »
So, how exactly did the Spektr-R get a Zenit when the official story was that the Zenit was to be used for the Intelsat launch? Where did the extra Zenit come from?

Zenit for Spektr-R is Zenit for Spektr-R. Zenit for Intelsat 18 was taken from Intelsat 19. Intelsat 19 launch was delayed till next year.

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #11 on: 10/06/2011 10:18 AM »
I've found a very interesting picture of ЭПН-03.0694, the first payload of Zenit !

It is in the video "422zen-low.avi" that was available on Spacevideo.ru.
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #12 on: 10/06/2011 02:01 PM »
So both 1992 Feb 5 and 1999 Jul 17 are Zenit-2 No. 17L ?? Unlikely...
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #13 on: 10/06/2011 02:10 PM »
So both 1992 Feb 5 and 1999 Jul 17 are Zenit-2 No. 17L ??

According to NK, july 1999 launch was effectively n°17L...

http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/numbers/200/13.shtml
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #14 on: 10/07/2011 05:14 PM »
So both 1992 Feb 5 and 1999 Jul 17 are Zenit-2 No. 17L ??

According to NK, july 1999 launch was effectively n°17L...

http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/numbers/200/13.shtml

February 1992 - 11K77 n.º 45082801
July 1999 - 11K77 n.º 51025802 (17L)

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #15 on: 10/18/2011 09:39 AM »
At the beginning of the project, Zenit was to be fitted with RD-124 and RD-125 engines. Someone know when and why they switched to RD-171 and RD-120 ?
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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #16 on: 11/21/2011 08:26 PM »
http://www.npoenergomash.ru/about/news/news2_304.html
Energomash announced the shipment of two RD 171 engines to Yuzhmash - #162 for the Federal program and #163 for Sea Launch.  Can anyone track these to the vehicle serials?

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« Reply #17 on: 11/21/2011 09:29 PM »
http://www.npoenergomash.ru/about/news/news2_304.html
Energomash announced the shipment of two RD 171 engines to Yuzhmash - #162 for the Federal program and #163 for Sea Launch.  Can anyone track these to the vehicle serials?

Oh… I was just looking at that!

А138   Test engine 
А139     
А140Zenit-2SSL1515‑02‑2006Echostar‑10[Source]
А141     
А142     
А143     
А144Zenit-2SSL2430‑01‑2007NSS-8 
А145     
А146     
А147     
А148Zenit‑2SB6060.128‑04‑2008Amos‑3[Source] [Source]
А149     
А150     
А151     
А152Zenit‑2SB6060.226‑02‑2009TELSTAR-11N[Source]
А153Zenit‑2SB8080.120‑01‑2011Elektro-L 
А154Zenit-2SSL3020‑04‑2009SICRAL‑1B[Source]
А155Zenit‑2SB6060.321‑06‑2009MEASAT‑3A 
А156Zenit‑2SB6060.430‑11‑2009INTELSAT‑15 
А157  25-12-2009Damaged during testing[Source]
А158     
А159Zenit‑2SB8080.321-07-2011Spektr-R[Source]
А160     
А161Zenit‑2SB6060.505-10-2011INTELSAT-18[Source]
 Zenit‑2SSL2619‑03‑2008DIRECTV‑11[Source]
 Zenit‑2SSL2816‑07‑2008Echostar‑11[Source]

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #18 on: 11/22/2011 04:24 PM »
http://www.npoenergomash.ru/about/news/news2_304.html
Energomash announced the shipment of two RD 171 engines to Yuzhmash - #162 for the Federal program and #163 for Sea Launch.  Can anyone track these to the vehicle serials?

It says RD171M which is the enhanced version

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« Reply #19 on: 11/23/2011 03:15 PM »
A few other numbers.

A145 - 29.6.2007
A160 - 24.9.2011
8.11.2011 - probably A158 (according to the video)

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Re: Zenit Rocket
« Reply #20 on: 11/23/2011 03:27 PM »
http://www.npoenergomash.ru/about/news/news2_304.html
Energomash announced the shipment of two RD 171 engines to Yuzhmash - #162 for the Federal program and #163 for Sea Launch.  Can anyone track these to the vehicle serials?

It says RD171M which is the enhanced version

What does the RD171M give you?
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« Reply #21 on: 11/23/2011 04:41 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: 11/25/2011 10:09 PM »
The 5% increase is merely a reference to the engine being tested successfully at 105% of nominal thrust. The big improvement for the RD-171M is that it has a mass of a few hundred kg less than the standard variant, and also a .5 second enhancement in ISP.

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #23 on: 11/26/2011 02:26 PM »
The 5% increase is merely a reference to the engine being tested successfully at 105% of nominal thrust. The big improvement for the RD-171M is that it has a mass of a few hundred kg less than the standard variant, and also a .5 second enhancement in ISP.
And shares 70% of the RD-180 parts. The RD-170/1 to RD-180 was a lot different. They even used different injectors. So the RD-171M is an implementation of the RD-180 in an RD-171. Originally, it was the RD-173 project, which was supposed to have an extra 5% thrust. Since the only use was the Zenit, they went for the same thrust at less weight, in the RD-171M.

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #24 on: 01/17/2012 03:30 PM »
Maybe I am the last on this forum to discover this fact : on july 27th, 1991, there was a launch attempt of a Zenit-2 launch vehicle. This flight would have been the Return To Flight of the Zenit after the october 1990 dramatic failure.

But it was cancelled and the rocket returned to Dnepropetrovsk...

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Шестнадцатый пуск 27 июля 1991 г. не состоялся из-за незапуска двигателя первой ступени, в результате за несколько секунд до старта система управления прекратила набор готовностей и возвратилась в исходное состояние. Месячный разбор привел к решению вернуть этот экземпляр ракеты на завод-изготовитель - в НПО "Южное".

http://www.buran.ru/htm/gubanov3.htm
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #25 on: 01/17/2012 04:05 PM »
Maybe I am the last on this forum to discover this fact : on july 27th, 1991, there was a launch attempt of a Zenit-2 launch vehicle. This flight would have been the Return To Flight of the Zenit after the october 1990 dramatic failure.

But it was cancelled and the rocket returned to Dnepropetrovsk...

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Шестнадцатый пуск 27 июля 1991 г. не состоялся из-за незапуска двигателя первой ступени, в результате за несколько секунд до старта система управления прекратила набор готовностей и возвратилась в исходное состояние. Месячный разбор привел к решению вернуть этот экземпляр ракеты на завод-изготовитель - в НПО "Южное".

http://www.buran.ru/htm/gubanov3.htm

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2. 24.07.1991 за 11 минут до пуска при выполнении операции ОПУСТИТЬ СТРЕЛУ стрела ТУА задела за кабель-мачту, что привело к кратковременной расстыковке электроразъемов «Бутан» между РН и кабель-мачтой и сбою вычислительных машин борта и "наземки". Причина – был разрегулирован механизм сопряжения ТУА и блока разъемов кабель-мачты. Пуск перенесен на август, но и там ракете не повезло: произошла авария двигателя второй ступени.

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #26 on: 02/18/2012 07:54 PM »
Does the zenit second stage really have 2 different engines?

Rd-120 and RD-8 ?

If yes, How are they located physically?

RD-120 is about 10 times bigger than RD-8?

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #27 on: 02/18/2012 08:14 PM »
Does the zenit second stage really have 2 different engines?

Rd-120 and RD-8 ?

If yes, How are they located physically?

RD-120 is about 10 times bigger than RD-8?

RD-8

http://www.yuzhnoye.com

RD-120
http://www.npoenergomash.ru

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #28 on: 02/18/2012 08:26 PM »
Does the zenit second stage really have 2 different engines?

Rd-120 and RD-8 ?

If yes, How are they located physically?

RD-120 is about 10 times bigger than RD-8?

RD-8

http://www.yuzhnoye.com

RD-120
http://www.npoenergomash.ru

does anyone find it odd that energomash website has the buron in their banner?  why wouldn't they use something that flew more than 1 time

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« Reply #29 on: 02/18/2012 08:36 PM »
does anyone find it odd that energomash website has the buron in their banner?  why wouldn't they use something that flew more than 1 time

Energia flew twice
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #30 on: 02/18/2012 08:40 PM »
does anyone find it odd that energomash website has the buron in their banner?  why wouldn't they use something that flew more than 1 time

Energia flew twice each featuring four RD-0120
ok twice but you see my point. couldn't they offer a better option for the banner

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #31 on: 03/13/2012 07:24 PM »
Jeff Foust just tweeted from Satellite 2012 conference:
https://twitter.com/#!/jeff_foust/status/179623695084564481

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Sea Launch planning upgrades to the Zenit-3SL that will increase capacity to 6400 kg and then 6700 kg to GTO. #satellite2012

Any info on how do they plan to do that? Does that involve the Fregat-SB, for example?

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« Reply #32 on: 03/13/2012 07:46 PM »
Is there any information available for the payload accommodation on the Zenit-2 upper stage prior to the advent of Sealaunch? I seem to remember seeing a truss structure diagram at one point, but I cannot recall where.

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« Reply #33 on: 03/14/2012 01:36 PM »
Jeff Foust just tweeted from Satellite 2012 conference:
https://twitter.com/#!/jeff_foust/status/179623695084564481

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Sea Launch planning upgrades to the Zenit-3SL that will increase capacity to 6400 kg and then 6700 kg to GTO. #satellite2012

Any info on how do they plan to do that? Does that involve the Fregat-SB, for example?

Energia is planning to complete the transition to the "03" variant of the Blok-DM, which includes a less powerful, but more efficient main engine - RD-58MF - larger prop tanks, and possibly a return to use of sintin propellant.

The "03" version was flown once, but the larger prop tanks were overfilled, and the flight ended up in the Pacific, as a result.
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« Reply #34 on: 03/14/2012 02:49 PM »
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Wonder if they would reintroduce Sintin with the Soyuz as well. Should be interesting. I couldn't quite find how large of an improvement it would bring
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #35 on: 03/14/2012 03:01 PM »
I've seen that Energomash has been presenting lots of papers on synthetic additives to RG-1. Among other things, it would lower the pressure losses on the cooling side of things. So I wouldn't discard sintin, but may be they are thinking of some new additives. Plus, the RD-171M could be pushed to 105% easily. But the Zenit already has a lot of T/W and is very long for it's width. So I guess we should wait and see.

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« Reply #36 on: 03/14/2012 05:16 PM »
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Wonder if they would reintroduce Sintin with the Soyuz as well. Should be interesting. I couldn't quite find how large of an improvement it would bring

It completely depends on which stage is going to fly with sintin.

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #37 on: 03/14/2012 06:33 PM »
surprised they are even messing with  the Zenit.   It works fine, why mess with a good thing?

Thought the new line was going to be from the Soyuz?

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #38 on: 03/14/2012 07:34 PM »
surprised they are even messing with  the Zenit.   It works fine, why mess with a good thing?

Thought the new line was going to be from the Soyuz?
Because the heavy satellites that Sea Launch caters are moving towards 6.5tonnes. And the Proton-M has already been uprated to 6.35tonnes, and moving towards 6.5. So they have to keep competitive or loose prospects.

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #39 on: 02/21/2013 05:04 PM »
Zenit for Elektro-L №3

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 Изготовление и поставка ракеты-носителя «Зенит-М» («Зенит-2SБ») для запуска КА «Электро-Л» №3
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #41 on: 05/07/2013 12:25 AM »
This new enhanced as well as standardized version, recently identified as Zenit 3SLU, will replace both Zenit 3SL and Zenit 3SLB effective starting 2016.
Zenit 3SLUF will replace Zenit 3SLBF effective starting 2017.
Zenit 3UF (also seen as Zenit 3FU) will replace Zenit 3F effective starting 2017.

Zenit 3SLU will also fly with new upper stage version Block DM-3SLU.
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« Reply #42 on: 06/19/2013 04:38 PM »
Zenit for Elektro-L №3

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Изготовление и поставка ракеты-носителя «Зенит-М» («Зенит-2SБ») для запуска КА «Электро-Л» №3
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/pgz/public/action/orders/info/common_info/show?notificationId=5498434

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« Reply #43 on: 07/12/2013 07:44 PM »
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Таблица 1. Распределение лётной матчасти в 2012 году
 
№ SL Миссия Зенит-2S РБ ДМ-SL ОПГ РД-171М
SL45 «Intelsat-19» 33 32 P1037 A163
SL49 «Intelsat-21» 34 33 P1038 A165
SL50 «Eutelsat W5A» 35 34 S4032 A166
SL48 «Intelsat-27» 36 35 S4036 P1040 A168

From Energia 2012 Annual report
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #44 on: 07/19/2013 04:04 PM »
РД171М
А138   test engine 
А139Zenit-2S2018.06.2006Galaxy-16 
А140Zenit-2S1515.02.2006Echostar-10[photo]
А141Zenit-2S2112.04.2006JCSAT-9 
А142Zenit-2S2231.10.2006XM-4 
А143Zenit-2S2322.08.2006Koresat‑5 
А144Zenit-2S2430.01.2007NSS-8 
А145Zenit-2M 29.06.2007Kosmos-2428 
А146Zenit-2S2515.01.2008Thuraya‑D3 
А147Zenit-2S2619.03.2008Directv-11[source]
А148Zenit-2SB6060.128.04.2008Amos-3[photo] [photo]
А149Zenit-2S2721.05.2008Galaxy-18 
А150Zenit-2S2816.07.2008Echostar-11[source]
А151Zenit-2S2924.09.2008Galaxy-19 
А152Zenit-2SB6060.226.02.2009Telstar-11N[source]
А153Zenit-2SB8080.120.01.2011Elektro-L № 1 
А154Zenit-2S3020.04.2009SICRAL-1B[photo]
А155Zenit-2SB6060.321.06.2009Measat-3A 
А156Zenit-2SB6060.430.11.2009Intelsat-15 
А157  25.12.2009damaged during testing[source]
А158Zenit-2SB4141.108.11.2011Fobos-Grunt / Yinghuo-1 
А159Zenit-2SB8080.321.07.2011Spektr-R[source]
А160Zenit-2S3124.09.2011Atlantic-Bird-7 
А161Zenit-2SB60
Zenit-2S
60.5
32
05.10.2011Intelsat-18[source]
А162Zenit-2SB   [source]
А163Zenit-2S3305.05.2012Intelsat-19[source]
А164Zenit   [source] [photo]
А165Zenit-2S3419.08.2012Intelsat-21[source]
А166Zenit-2S3503.12.2012Eutelsat-W5A 
А167Zenit   [source]
А168Zenit-2S3601.02.2013Intelsat-27 
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #45 on: 09/01/2013 03:35 PM »
РД171М
А168Zenit-2S3601.02.2013Intelsat-27 

It seems that RD-171M n°A168 was rather for AMOS 4...
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« Reply #46 on: 09/01/2013 03:46 PM »
This picture was took on 1st August 2013. The launcher on the right is for AMOS 4. The launcher in the background is for Elektro-L n°2. It has engine RD-171M n°A162.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/img/al/1377155934.jpg
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« Reply #47 on: 03/15/2014 03:55 PM »
In this video, shot in Baykonur in 1994, we can see an old Zenit launcher laying on the ground ! (6'26")

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« Reply #48 on: 03/15/2014 04:03 PM »
In this video, shot in Baykonur in 1994, we can see an old Zenit launcher laying on the ground ! (6'26")

It has a skirt around the engine so one of the early ones.

http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum13/topic10420/message723376/#message723376
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« Reply #49 on: 05/15/2014 07:07 PM »
Zenit-2S for Eutelsat-3B has RD-171M n°A171.
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #50 on: 05/19/2014 07:06 AM »
Does anyone have the launch time for the failed Zenit-2 launch on February 5, 1992? It's the only one Zenit launch in which I was unable to find the launch time, and I'm writing a list of Zenit launches for Wikipedia, so........  :-\
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« Reply #51 on: 05/19/2014 10:07 AM »
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« Reply #52 on: 06/05/2014 07:14 PM »
РД171МConfigurationZenit StartPayload 
А138    test engine 
А139Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2018.06.2006Galaxy-16 
А140Zenit-3SLZenit-2S1515.02.2006Echostar-10[photo]
А141Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2112.04.2006JCSAT-9 
А142Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2231.10.2006XM-4 
А143Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2322.08.2006Koresat‑5 
А144Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2430.01.2007NSS-8 
А145Zenit-2M  29.06.2007Kosmos-2428 
А146Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2515.01.2008Thuraya‑D3 
А147Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2619.03.2008Directv-11[source]
А148Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.128.04.2008Amos-3[photo] [photo]
А149Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2721.05.2008Galaxy-18 
А150Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2816.07.2008Echostar-11[source]
А151Zenit-3SLZenit-2S2924.09.2008Galaxy-19 
А152Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.226.02.2009Telstar-11N[source]
А153Zenit-3FZenit-2SB8080.120.01.2011Elektro-L №1 
А154Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3020.04.2009SICRAL-1B[photo]
А155Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.321.06.2009Measat-3A 
А156Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.430.11.2009Intelsat-15 
А157   25.12.2009damaged during testing[source]
А158Zenit-2FGZenit-2SB4141.108.11.2011Fobos-Grunt / Yinghuo-1 
А159Zenit-3FZenit-2SB8080.318.07.2011Spektr-R[source]
А160Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3124.09.2011Atlantic-Bird-7 
А161Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6032 60.505.10.2011Intelsat-18[source]
А162Zenit-3FZenit-2SB8080.4 Elektro-L №2[source] [photo]
А163Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3305.05.2012Intelsat-19[source] [source]
А164ZenitZenit   [source] [photo]
А165Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3419.08.2012Intelsat-21[source] [source]
А166Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3503.12.2012Eutelsat-W5A[source]
А167ZenitZenit   [source]
А168Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.631.08.2013Amos-4[photo]
А169      
А170      
А171Zenit-3SLZenit-2S37 Eutelsat-3B[photo]
       
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S3601.02.2013Intelsat-27 
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S38   
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S39   
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S40   
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S41   
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2S42   
 Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB6060.7   
 Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80  Lybid 
 Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80  Spektr-RG 
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #53 on: 06/22/2014 03:05 PM »
Stan,

I now have all SL numbers for Sea Launch rockets :

http://www.kosmonavtika.com/lanceurs/zenit/liste/z2s.html
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #56 on: 01/20/2015 04:34 PM »
Wow ! I'm just discovering, in the official Energiya history (1996-2001, page 789), that the RD-170 used at the beginning of Sea Launch program were taken from an unflown Energiya launcher !

It means that it s possible to convert a RD-170 into RD-171 !

And it means that Antares and Soyuz-2.1v are not the first launchers to fly with old engines !
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #57 on: 01/20/2015 05:11 PM »
Wow ! I'm just discovering, in the official Energiya history (1996-2001, page 789), that the RD-170 used at the beginning of Sea Launch program were taken from an unflown Energiya launcher !

It means that it s possible to convert a RD-170 into RD-171 !

And it means that Antares and Soyuz-2.1v are not the first launchers to fly with old engines !
Bart's book explained that, too. They had one or two sets of Energyia boosters and converted whatever they could for Zenit. The RD-170/171 difference is just the TVC. It was part of the huge effort to find as much commonality between the Energyia boosters and the Zenit. Please remember that the plan was to replace Soyuz (and some Proton missions) with Zenith. The arguments between Glushko's Energyia (who had sold the HLV on that fact) and Yuzhnoye Design Bureau (who insisted on different platforms) were quite vivid. At last the settled on different tank's wall width, TVC and some fairings.
The RD-171M is a new engine which weights 300kg less than the 171 and shares over 70% of parts with the RD-180. Which had a lot of improvements over the original engines.
In any case, Zenit flew proven engines less than a decade old. Antares launched with a design that had never done a mission and were over 40 years old. And with a very complicated gear reduction system (which the RD-17x family avoids at the cost of extra turbines).

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« Reply #58 on: 01/20/2015 06:13 PM »
Bart's book explained that, too.

Sorry, I didn't notice this during my 10 readings of this book ! :D
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #59 on: 01/21/2015 05:54 PM »
re: remaining Zenit launches

There are no more planned Sea Launch launches?

There are no more planned Land Launch launches from Baikonur?

There are three more Roskosmos launches from Baikonur?
Elektro-L #2
Lybid'
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What is happening to the Ukrainian facilities that manufactured Zenit?  Are they closing or already closed?

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« Reply #60 on: 01/21/2015 06:56 PM »
Yuzhmash still continues to operate, AFAIK.


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« Reply #61 on: 01/22/2015 12:13 AM »
I believe that Elektro-L #3 will fly on Proton-M, for example.

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« Reply #62 on: 01/22/2015 03:38 AM »
I believe that Elektro-L #3 will fly on Proton-M, for example.
Makes sense since rockets are normally ordered several years in advance of the launch.

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« Reply #63 on: 01/23/2015 02:06 AM »
Yuzhmash still continues to operate, AFAIK.
I should clarify my question into questions.

(If moderators think it's more suitable for this to start a splinter thread, then please do so.)

Is Yuzhmash one huge factory, or a collection of facilities?

My understanding is that Zenit is one of Yuzhmash's major "product lines."  My understanding is that there are three remaining Zenit flights scheduled.  And, therefore, these last few vehicles have already been manufactured, or are perhaps now being manufactured?

With the end of Zenit, will some facilities within Yuzhmash be closed?  Will there be layoffs?

From what (little) I know of Dnipropetrovsk, it seems to be a Yuzhmash company town, although perhaps not as much as it was in the "closed Soviet city" years.  Is that an accurate observation?

Is the end of Zenit a major blow to the city's economy?

I found this link regarding rallying Yuzhmash employees:
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/01/21/ukrainian-space-workers-rally-pay/
However, the source for this story was:
http://www.interfax.ru/world/419282
which is a Russian news operation?

Is there any reporting on this issue from within Ukraine?  (Which then could be re-reported in English?)

I hope this bundle of questions is not too confusing, or too off-topic.

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« Reply #64 on: 01/23/2015 07:46 AM »
It is more than just three rockets waiting to fly? Two are in Baikonur?

Possibly five more Sea Launch Zenit-2S; and eight more upper stages exist? Zaitcev suggests that the 314ГК DM-SL could fly on Proton instead, but they use TDRS so not sure how that works? One Zenit-2S has already flown from Baikonur.

One more Land Launch upper stage exists; not sure about the rocket.

Not sure how much of the Zenit-2SB rocket ordered for Elektro-L № 3 was manufactured, before it was moved to Proton.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34112.msg1164031#msg1164031
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=19873.msg518237#msg518237
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33273.msg1119705#msg1119705

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/1883601

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« Reply #65 on: 01/23/2015 02:43 PM »
The first stage of the Antares rocket is built by Yuzhmash and is the same diameter as the Zenit tanks. Presumably it uses at least some of the same tooling that is used in the production of the Zenit tanks. Do we know how much? It woulds seems that as long as Orbital doesn't change their suppler Yuzhmash will have a viable Zenit based product through the end of CRS2 at least. I am assuming that Orbital will win that contract but that seems like a pretty good bet.

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« Reply #66 on: 01/23/2015 03:48 PM »
re: remaining Zenit launches

There are no more planned Sea Launch launches?

There are no more planned Land Launch launches from Baikonur?

There are three more Roskosmos launches from Baikonur?
Elektro-L #2
Lybid'
Spektr-RG

What is happening to the Ukrainian facilities that manufactured Zenit?  Are they closing or already closed?

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There may be even less firmed up Zenit launches than you think - Lybid' is as dead as a zombie given the "Black Sea Affairs" and I think Spektr-RG have some chance of switching to Proton because it may be overweight. I would not be surprised if the launch of Elektro-L #2 this summer is the last for Zenit - which would be a big shame for this powerful kerolox rocket.
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« Reply #67 on: 01/23/2015 05:17 PM »

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« Reply #68 on: 02/02/2015 01:49 AM »
The discussion of the fate of Zenit and its Ukrainian manufacturer, Yuzhmash looks as if it can continue in this new thread?

Roskosmos will end use of Zenit rocket

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36698.0
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« Reply #69 on: 02/02/2015 09:39 PM »
The discussion of the fate of Zenit and its Ukrainian manufacturer, Yuzhmash looks as if it can continue in this new thread?

Roskosmos will end use of Zenit rocket

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36698.0

Is Roskosmos the only customer left? How viable is Land Launch?

What happens to all the Sea Launch rockets?
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22561.msg1175057#msg1175057

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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #70 on: 02/11/2015 11:03 PM »
The discussion of the fate of Zenit and its Ukrainian manufacturer, Yuzhmash looks as if it can continue in this new thread?

Roskosmos will end use of Zenit rocket

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36698.0

Is Roskosmos the only customer left? How viable is Land Launch?

What happens to all the Sea Launch rockets?
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22561.msg1175057#msg1175057
AFAIK, Yes until 2018 Not sure of its future fate since commercial missions are being forced onto other newer rockets.

EDIT: URSC to Eliminate Sea Launch and Land Launch by end of year unless Ukraine moves production to Russia or returns to the previous status quo with full alliance with Russia.
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« Reply #71 on: 02/14/2015 07:39 AM »
               Batch                          
     Serial    production                         
     number    date    Launch      Payload        
                                                  
     51074701  1982    Ground test article YeZM   
                                                  
1л   45086101  1984    13.04.1985                 
     510…6102                                     
     670…6103                                     
     450…6104                                     
2л   51076105  1984/2  21.06.1985                 
3л   67076106  1984/2  22.10.1985  Kosmos-1697    
                                                  
4л   45061501  1985    30.07.1986  Kosmos-1767    
5л   51041502  1985    28.12.1985  Kosmos-1714    
6л   67041503  1985    22.10.1986  Kosmos-1786    
7л   45041504  1985    14.02.1987  Kosmos-1820    
                                                  
8л   51038401  1986    18.03.1987  Kosmos-1833    
     670…8402                                     
9л   45058403  1986    13.05.1987  Kosmos-1844    
10л  51058404  1986    28.08.1987  Kosmos-1873    
                                                  
11л  45095601  1987    01.08.1987  Kosmos-1871    
13л  51095612  1987    23.11.1988  Kosmos-1980    
     67065613  1987/2  22.05.1990  Kosmos-2082    
     45065614  1987/2  26.03.1993  Kosmos-2237    
12л  51065615  1987/2  15.05.1988  Kosmos-1943    
                                                  
     45079216  1988    04.10.1990                 
     51019217  1988    30.08.1991                 
     67019218  1988    16.09.1993  Kosmos-2263    
     45019219  1988    23.04.1994  Kosmos-2278    
                                                  
     67057901  1989    26.08.1994  Kosmos-2290    
     51057902  1989    04.11.1994  Resurs-O1 №3   
     45057903  1989    31.10.1995  Kosmos-2322    
     670…7904                                     
     51027905  1989/2  04.09.1996  Kosmos-2333    
                                                  
     51013301  1990                               
     45013302  1990    20.05.1997                 
16л  67013303  1990    25.09.2000  Kosmos-2372    
     510…3304                                     
     45033305  1990/2  24.11.1994  Kosmos-2297    
     67033306  1990/2  25.12.1992  Kosmos-2227    
                                                  
     45082801  1991    05.02.1992                 
                                                  
     67092802  1991/2  17.11.1992  Kosmos-2219    
     45092803  1991/2  28.07.1998  Kosmos-2360    
                                                  
     45025801  1998    03.02.2000  Kosmos-2369    
17л  51025802  1998    17.07.1999  Okean-O №1     
18л  670…5803          10.07.1998  Resurs-O1 №4   
                                                  
19л  45021101          10.12.2001  Meteor-3M №1   
                                                  
22л  67047801  1995    09.09.1998  Globalstar     
                                                  
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #72 on: 09/19/2017 08:13 PM »
SNIP

Which РД-171М and launcher S/N is going to be used for Lybid launch in early January 2018? Its Zenit is to ship to launch site as early as next month.
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« Reply #73 on: 12/28/2017 11:10 AM »
РД171М
А138test engine
А139Zenit-2S2018.06.2006Galaxy-16
А140Zenit-2S1515.02.2006Echostar-10[photo]
А141Zenit-2S2112.04.2006JCSAT-9
А142Zenit-2S2231.10.2006XM-4
А143Zenit-2S2322.08.2006Koresat‑5
А144Zenit-2S2430.01.2007NSS-8
А145Zenit-2M29.06.2007Kosmos-2428
А146Zenit-2S2515.01.2008Thuraya‑D3
А147Zenit-2S2619.03.2008Directv-11[source]
А148Zenit-2SB6060.128.04.2008Amos-3[photo] [photo]
А149Zenit-2S2721.05.2008Galaxy-18
А150Zenit-2S2816.07.2008Echostar-11[source]
А151Zenit-2S2924.09.2008Galaxy-19
А152Zenit-2SB6060.226.02.2009Telstar-11N[source]
А153Zenit-2SB8080.120.01.2011Elektro-L № 1
А154Zenit-2S3020.04.2009SICRAL-1B[photo]
А155Zenit-2SB6060.321.06.2009Measat-3A
А156Zenit-2SB6060.430.11.2009Intelsat-15
А15725.12.2009damaged during testing[source]
А158Zenit-2SB4141.108.11.2011Fobos-Grunt / Yinghuo-1
А159Zenit-2SB8080.321.07.2011Spektr-R[source]
А160Zenit-2S3124.09.2011Atlantic-Bird-7
А161Zenit-2SB60
Zenit-2S
60.5
32
05.10.2011Intelsat-18[source]
А162Zenit-2SB[source]
А163Zenit-2S3305.05.2012Intelsat-19[source]
А164Zenit[source] [photo]
А165Zenit-2S3419.08.2012Intelsat-21[source]
А166Zenit-2S3503.12.2012Eutelsat-W5A
А167Zenit[source]
А168Zenit-2S3601.02.2013Intelsat-27
On the rollout video for Angosat 1 is to see "A 164".
Has anyone recognized the rocket serial number on the pictures?
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« Reply #74 on: 12/28/2017 07:10 PM »
РД171М
SNIP
On the rollout video for Angosat 1 is to see "A 164".
Has anyone recognized the rocket serial number on the pictures?
Per http://russianspaceweb.com/2017.html
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Zenit-3SLBF No. SLB80.5/Fregat No. 2006

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« Reply #75 on: 12/28/2017 09:58 PM »
РД171М
SNIP
On the rollout video for Angosat 1 is to see "A 164".
Has anyone recognized the rocket serial number on the pictures?
Per http://russianspaceweb.com/2017.html
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Zenit-3SLBF No. SLB80.5/Fregat No. 2006
Thank you !
I am looking for the long serial number.

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« Reply #76 on: 12/28/2017 10:08 PM »
РД171М
SNIP
On the rollout video for Angosat 1 is to see "A 164".
Has anyone recognized the rocket serial number on the pictures?
Per http://russianspaceweb.com/2017.html
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Zenit-3SLBF No. SLB80.5/Fregat No. 2006
Thank you !
I am looking for the long serial number.
I havent located it in videos or photos yet.

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« Reply #77 on: 12/28/2017 10:54 PM »
РД171МConfigurationZenit StartPayload 
А138    test engine 
А139Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2018.06.2006Galaxy-16 
А140Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL1515.02.2006Echostar-10[photo]
А141Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2112.04.2006JCSAT-9 
А142Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2231.10.2006XM-4 
А143Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2322.08.2006Koresat‑5 
А144Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2430.01.2007NSS-8 
А145Zenit-2MZenit-2SB40 29.06.2007Kosmos-2428 
А146Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2515.01.2008Thuraya‑D3 
А147Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2619.03.2008Directv-11[source]
А148Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.128.04.2008Amos-3[photo] [photo]
А149Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2721.05.2008Galaxy-18 
А150Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2816.07.2008Echostar-11[source]
А151Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL2924.09.2008Galaxy-19 
А152Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.226.02.2009Telstar-11N[source]
А153Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80SLБ80.120.01.2011Elektro-L №1 
А154Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3020.04.2009SICRAL-1B[photo]
А155Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.321.06.2009Measat-3A 
А156Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.430.11.2009Intelsat-15 
А157   25.12.2009damaged during testing[source]
А158Zenit-2FGZenit-2SB41SLБ41.108.11.2011Fobos-Grunt / Yinghuo-1 
А159Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80SLБ80.318.07.2011Spektr-R[source]
А160Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3124.09.2011Atlantic-Bird-7 
А161Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SL32 SLБ60.505.10.2011Intelsat-18[source]
А162Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80SLБ80.411.12.2015Elektro-L №2[source] [photo]
А163Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3305.05.2012Intelsat-19[source] [source]
А164Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80SLБ80.526.12.2017Angosat[source] [photo]
А165Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3419.08.2012Intelsat-21[source] [source]
А166Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3503.12.2012Eutelsat-W5A[source]
А167Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3601.02.2013Intelsat-27[source]
А168Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.631.08.2013Amos-4[photo]
А169      
А170      
А171Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL3726.05.2014Eutelsat-3B[photo]
А172      
А173      
А174     [source]
А175     [source]
А176Zenit-3FZenit-2SB80  Lybid 
А177    incomplete[source]
А178    incomplete[source]
А179    incomplete[source]
       
 Zenit-3SLZenit-2SSL38   
 Zenit-3SLBZenit-2SB60SLБ60.7   
       
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« Reply #78 on: 12/29/2017 05:09 PM »
Now for something else - does anyone have layout plans/illustrations of how the planned Zenit launch pad at Plesetsk (Site 35, eventually built for Angara) would look like had it been completed? What differences would it have with the Baikonur Zenit launch complex?
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Now for something else - does anyone have layout plans/illustrations of how the planned Zenit launch pad at Plesetsk (Site 35, eventually built for Angara) would look like had it been completed? What differences would it have with the Baikonur Zenit launch complex?

No mobile tower was to be built and Site 35 was redesigned from lessons learned from building and operating Site 45. Site 35 construction was around 90 percent complete with 95 percent of parts manufacturing completed before a slow work and then stop work orders were issued.

Site 45/1 and 45/2:
http://russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_zenit.html
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History of the facility

The construction of the Zenit launch complex started at the end of the 1970s on the right flank of Baikonur, where many previous rockets developed by Yuzhnoe Design Bureau were tested in the past. The complex included existing infrastructure, which was refurbished for the new task, as well as newly built facilities.

On June 14, 1978, two and a half years after Zenit development officially started, the original team assigned to test Zenit was formed within the 2nd Directorate of NIIP-5 test range. (The 2nd Directorate traditionally tested Yuzhnoe-produced rockets.) On September 7, 1979, a separate department dedicated to work with Zenit was formed within the 2nd Directorate. (67)

In 1982, the 5th Scientific and Testing Directorate was created in Baikonur specifically for the operations with the Zenit boosters.

Site 35/1 (nearly complete) and 35/2 (Planned, but never built):
http://russianspaceweb.com/plesetsk_angara.html
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Origin of the facility

In 1976, Soviet government officially approved the deployment of the next-generation Zenit rocket at the country's northern launch site in Plesetsk. The main contractor for the project, a Moscow-based KBTM design bureau, actively lobbied an immediate start of the construction in Plesetsk, even though its leaders could not anticipate the collapse of the USSR 15 years later. In any case, the Kremlin gave priority to Zenit's pad in Baikonur. Only in 1982, after a series of surveys at the northern site, KBTM developed specifications for adapting Zenit's launch infrastructure for the requirements of the Defense Ministry in Plesetsk.

The Plesetsk-based complex was designed to accommodate a two-stage Zenit-2 and its three-stage version -- Zenit-3, which required five new facilities, comparing to the original launch complex in Baikonur. From Plesetsk, Zenit could send newest Soviet military satellites into high-inclination orbits, possibly including heavy reconnaissance spacecraft planned at the time carrying from 16 to 24 reentry capsules with film. The rocket probably could also launch manned Soyuz spacecraft and its successors toward the future space station deployed in the near-polar orbit!

The Zenit's launch pad in Plesetsk under designation 11P877 was to be located at Site 35 (also previously known as 41st kilometer) and its processing complex -- 11P577 -- would be built three kilometers away at Site 142 using some refurbished and some new buildings. The construction was scheduled to take place from 1986 to 1992. By the time the Soviet economy began crumbling at the end of the 1980s, up to 95 percent of the equipment for Zenit's launch complex had already been manufactured and delivered to Plesetsk. The collapse of the USSR pushed the completion date for the facility to 1996, however after spending 70 percent of funds originally allocated for the task, the Ministry of Defense froze the construction in 1992 and then gave up on the whole idea of bringing Zenit to Plesetsk. (114)

The launch platform for the Zenit rocket was eventually shipped from Plesetsk to Baikonur for a planned restoration of the PU-2 launch pad at the Zenit launch facility, which had been destroyed in a failed launch in 1990. However this effort was also abandoned and the platform made another trip across the country to the port of Vyborg near St. Petersburg, where it was refurbished for the installation on the Sea Launch platform.

The formal government decision to discontinue the effort to bring Zenit to Plesetsk was not taken until Feb. 1, 2000. (728)
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« Reply #80 on: 12/30/2017 10:06 AM »
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/forum12/topic9455/?PAGEN_1=31
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YUZHMASH also informs the public that the production of the Zenit LV family continues. Right now two products are in active production. Another, under the national telecommunications satellite "Lybid", is waiting for financing.

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« Reply #81 on: 12/30/2017 05:20 PM »
РД171М
SNIP
On the rollout video for Angosat 1 is to see "A 164".
Has anyone recognized the rocket serial number on the pictures?
Per http://russianspaceweb.com/2017.html
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Zenit-3SLBF No. SLB80.5/Fregat No. 2006
Thank you !
I am looking for the long serial number.
I found it on Rui's page:
Зенит-2SБ80 70103403 (SLБ80.5)/2006

http://www.orbita.zenite.nu/russia-lanca-satelite-de-comunicacoes-para-angola/

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« Reply #82 on: 12/30/2017 05:24 PM »
Other Zenit 2SB serial numbers:

https://www.kosmonavtika.com/lanceurs/zenit/liste/z2sb.html

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« Reply #83 on: 01/02/2018 05:57 PM »
http://russianspaceweb.com/sea-launch-2018.html
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Unbooked flights

The Sea Launch flight manifest was posted without much fanfare on the Russian-language version of the corporate web site for the Sea Launch venture, apparently, shortly after the successful campaign to launch the Zenit rocket with the Angosat-1 satellite on Dec. 26, 2017.

Although the schedule detailed all the launch dates with accuracy to a month, it listed no customers or their payloads to be carried during any of these missions. It was unclear, whether Sea Launch was in negotiations with any potential riders at the time.

The description accompanying the schedule also said that the permanent office of the S7 company had been established at the home port of the Sea Launch vessels in Long Beach, California, to handle the tasks of re-activating the facility and resuming launch operations. Based on estimates from a monitoring group, the complex would be ready for operations in 2018, the S7 Group said.

The company also announced that the Russian firms RKK Energia, Roskosmos State Corporation and the Ukraine-based Zenit manufacturer Yuzhmash would be partners in Sea Launch, which would be managed from Moscow by the S7 KTS company, also known as S7 Space.

Sea Launch flight manifest as of December 2017:

Mission   Launch date   Payload
1   2019 December   ?
2   2020 April   ?
3   2020 July   ?
4   2020 December   ?
5   2021 March   ?
6   2021 June   ?
7   2021 September   ?
8   2021 December   ?
9   2022 March   ?
10   2022 June   ?
11   2022 September   ?
12   2022 December   ?

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http://russianspaceweb.com/sea-launch-2018.html
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Unbooked flights

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The description accompanying the schedule also said that the permanent office of the S7 company had been established at the home port of the Sea Launch vessels in Long Beach, California, to handle the tasks of re-activating the facility and resuming launch operations. Based on estimates from a monitoring group, the complex would be ready for operations in 2018, the S7 Group said.

Has anyone found this newly-opened office?

Any news from our NSF Sea Launch vets that live in the area and/or are still "connected" to the remaining assets?
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Unbooked flights

<snip>

The description accompanying the schedule also said that the permanent office of the S7 company had been established at the home port of the Sea Launch vessels in Long Beach, California, to handle the tasks of re-activating the facility and resuming launch operations. Based on estimates from a monitoring group, the complex would be ready for operations in 2018, the S7 Group said.

Has anyone found this newly-opened office?

Any news from our NSF Sea Launch vets?
At the existing Sea-Launch complex in Long Beach, California where Boeing had its office there for the project. If you want the address search in Yellow Book or something for S7 Sea Launch Limited as that is the name of S7 Space's US operating segment.
http://s7space.ru/en/launch-sea/
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« Reply #86 on: 01/06/2018 08:02 PM »
I wonder how many Zenits are actually left?

There are references to one further Sea Launch rocket.
https://www.facebook.com/sealaunch/posts/540367662695511

In 2008 TsENKI ordered twelve RD171M engines. Only six were completed. The fifth was А174 and the sixth А175.
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/PaGVxDA0tHgj/
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/om1ekgf0MXd1/

In 2015 a DM-SLB was completed by Energia. So was there an associated rocket waiting for it?
https://www.energia.ru/en/corporation/adocs/adoc_2015.doc

Based on serial numbers possibly three further Zenit-3F were planned. One leftover from Elektro-L №3 and one for Lybid?
Fregat 
upper 
stage   Fairing
2005    2005
222-01  222-01 - assigned to Lybid
222-02  2006
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« Reply #87 on: 01/06/2018 10:13 PM »
I wonder how many Zenits are actually left?

There are references to one further Sea Launch rocket.
https://www.facebook.com/sealaunch/posts/540367662695511

In 2008 TsENKI ordered twelve RD171M engines. Only six were completed. The fifth was А174 and the sixth А175.
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/PaGVxDA0tHgj/
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/om1ekgf0MXd1/

In 2015 a DM-SLB was completed by Energia. So was there an associated rocket waiting for it?
https://www.energia.ru/en/corporation/adocs/adoc_2015.doc

Based on serial numbers possibly three further Zenit-3F were planned. One leftover from Elektro-L №3 and one for Lybid?
Fregat
upper
stage   Fairing
2005    2005
222-01  222-01 - assigned to Lybid
222-02  2006

Their are few mostly completed first and second stages that are in Ukraine minus their engines installed and several others in various stages of production that have resumed recently after a multiyear halt in production.
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Re: Information about Zenit rocket
« Reply #88 on: 01/15/2018 02:23 PM »
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/sea-launch-2018.html#0114

"On January 11, the Yuzhmash production plant in Dnipro, Ukraine, announced that under an April 2017 contract with S7 Sea Launch Limited, the company had already been manufacturing two Zenit rockets for delivery in 2018. The company was also expecting an additional order for three more Zenit rockets in February 2018, Yuzhmash said."

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